Courses

By the end of this class, you will know how to define your retirement lifestyle, understand your income needs and create your own personal retirement checklist.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover the secrets of popular Thai dishes in this five-hour workshop. Students will begin their journey by learning to make Som Tam Thai, a green papaya salad with dried shrimp. They will then create Nam Prik Kaeng Dang, a red curry paste made from scratch to use in the recipe for Kaeng Pet Kai Normai On (chicken and bamboo shoots in red curry). Finally,students will learn to make Pad Thai, which is so much more than noodles! Bring an apron, sharp chef's knife, take-home containers and a sense of adventure.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Spend the afternoon tasting and exploring different beer styles. Award winning homebrewer, Steve Brainerd, will guide you through the tour and teach you about what makes each style unique. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join the strawberry craze and learn how to make beautiful and delicious desserts with these local gems while they are in season. Students will make a strawberry rhubarb pie and tartlettes filled with vanilla pastry cream, topped with a crown of glazed, sliced strawberries.


Saturday, June 8, 2019, CUL 116
Discover reasons why you are unable to sleep at night, struggling with low energy, and why your libido has disappeared. Hormones can influence behavior and mood, give zest for life or leave you dragging. Men and women end up riding the hormone roller coaster as many hormones fluctuate throughout the day, the week and the month.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Weave pine needle baskets with Ponderosa needles coiled in native tradition.


Saturday, June 15, 2019, RDM3 305
Paleo, Keto, Whole30, DASH, Mediterranean, Vegan - Are you confused about the differences between these popular diets? Wondering which one might be the best for you? This class navigates the philosophies of each diet by highlighting their advantages and shortcomings. Learn how to determine which one might be a good fit for your health goals and lifestyle.


Saturday, July 20, 2019, HCC 0140
Join us for the second in a series of planting workshops! Take your spring planters into the next season and create a showstopper with a mix of beautiful blooms and foliage plants to last through the summer. The plant combinations will be carefully selected to suit the season.


Saturday, July 20, 2019, Celebrate the Season
Avoid spoon-feeding your readers too much exposition and invite them deep into your story. In this Creative Writing Workshop, we'll draw on techniques from prose and poetry that emotionally engage readers and allow them their own discovery while maintaining clarity. We'll look at examples of absorbing prose and poetry, and work with prompts and exercises that help us build a mutually rewarding relationship with our audience.


Saturday, August 17, 2019, HCC 0260
Welcome to the COCC Continuing Education Dinner Series. This term, students will get the opportunity to interact with Chef Candy as she demonstrates the technique of cooking Fish en Papillote in our state-of-the-art demonstration classroom at Cascade Culinary Institute. This technique is an easy, healthy, and flavorful way to cook fish; sealed in its own parchment paper pouch, the fish is essentially steamed and infused with flavor inside a convenient little package.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019, CUL 118
Summer is a great time to explore cooking with plant-based proteins. This class will help you discover a completely new menu of flavor and nutrition to satisfy your palate. Chef Holly will demonstrate proper preparation and cooking techniques using plant-based protein sources.


Wednesday, August 28, 2019, CUL 117
Do you ever find yourself feeling bad about the amount of food you throw in the trash or compost? This class will take a light and humorous approach to teaching you how to use the "bits" you don't know what to do with at the end of the day. Come prepared with an open mind, pen and paper, and a hunger for adventure as you explore the new beginnings of the old scraps!


Sunday, July 28, 2019, CUL 117
Leaders and teams with high emotional intelligence are more successful and more resilient than those who are only technically qualified.


Friday, June 7, 2019, BEC 0154
 Inflammation is most commonly associated with injury or surgery as the body's temporary reaction to help it heal. However, the U.S. has an epidemic of another type of inflammation that is internal, invisible, systemic and chronic. It's often painless and can be difficult to detect. Chronic inflammation can cause irreversible damage to joints, bowels, heart and blood vessels and the brain.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, August 6, 2019, CHLAB 301
Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner Gail Jett to explore the basics of energy healing and energy medicine. Learn the science behind these modalities and ways to augment your own health and well-being with some simple techniques that can increase energy, vitality, mental clarity and focus.


Saturday, July 27, 2019, CHLAB 301
How can you ensure your estate is passed on according to your wishes after you are gone? This class will give you an overview of estate planning and address the preparation and uses for power of attorney, advanced directives, trusts and wills.


Saturday, August 17, 2019, MDR 114
How can you ensure your wishes are carried out when you are gone? Find out why living trusts are essential regardless of wealth.


Wednesday, August 28, 2019, BEC 0154
Explore common ethical challenges faced by practicing LMT's in this in-person class using interaction and discussion. Class fulfills the 4 hour Professional Ethics requirement for the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists. NCBTMB Approved Provider.


Saturday, June 22, 2019, HCC 0140
This fun, hands-on, interactive class will introduce children to proper etiquette relating to situational contacts with people including home, sports, school, and daily interactions with the public. Students will gain valuable knowledge, and learn to demonstrate good table manners, set a proper table, and practice social/behavioral skills while eating at the table. For ages 5-7.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This fun, hands-on, interactive class will introduce children to proper etiquette relating people, home, sports, school, & daily interactions with the public. Students will gain valuable knowledge, and learn to demonstrate good table manners, set a proper table, and practice social/behavioral skills while eating at the table. For ages 8-12.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Streamline your work in Excel by managing multiple worksheets, and using conditional formatting and IF functions.


May 29, 2019 to June 5, 2019, CHLAB 207
Excel has many powerful tools used to calculate and analyze worksheet information, helping you to make the best decisions possible.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019, CHLAB 207
Learn about the natural, cultural and historical wonders of Fort Rock and Christmas Valley with expert guide Damian Fagan. Explore trails around Fort Rock and Crack-in-the-Ground as you learn about these unique volcanic features and the history of the region. Hiking trails range up to 4 miles in length and require climbing up and over uneven terrain.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join certified Fermentationist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Robbie Bianchi-Pray to learn about the exciting process of brewing traditional fermented Kombucha tea. All participants will go home with their own culture for lifelong brewing and the confidence to share their creations with friends!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Begin your adventure on dry land with a general overview of equipment and terminology. Learn basic knots, how to string up a fly rod, and how to fly cast. Practice casting on grass to prepare for your afternoon on the river. Once you've gotten the hang of casting, the class will move to the Crooked River where you can use your new casting skills. You'll also learn about fly selection, fishing techniques, catch and release tactics, and preservation and ethics.


Saturday, June 1, 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Learn how to safely operate a forklift and earn your forklift operator's card upon successful completion.


Friday, June 21, 2019, RDM3 306
Join the fun of puff pastry, even if you didn't take the first class.  Learn to make a quick puff pastry for a classic French Tarte Tatine (upside down caramelized apple or pear tart) as well as your beloved childhood favorite: palmiers (elephant ears). 


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Bring a world of flavor to your dinner table with easy gluten-free and dairy-free classic sauces. You will gain mastery in sauces of various ethnic traditions such as Mexican Mole Sauce, Thai Coconut Curry, Mediterranean Caper Sauce, and Spanish Romesco Sauce. These sauces are bursting with flavor while accommodating common dietary restrictions. Guaranteed to impress your family and dinner guests.


Saturday, August 24, 2019, CUL 119
Ham Radio (amateur radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. Before you can get on air, you need to be licensed and understand the rules to operate legally. This class will help you prepare to pass the Ham Radio Licensed Technician test and obtain your license so you can begin your journey into ham radio.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Reiki, an ancient Japanese form of hands-on healing, promotes relaxation, balance, and well-being using the life-force energy called Ki. Learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki.


Saturday, August 17, 2019, DPLSI
Freshen up your summer picnic and potluck recipes. Learn to create healthy new side dishes and desserts that are sure to impress. Each dish 'travels well' to your destination and won't go bad on a warm summer day.


Saturday, August 17, 2019, CUL 119
Adobe InDesign is an easy-to-use design and layout program used to create documents of many types, from single page advertisements and flyers to complex multi-page color publications


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn basic cake baking and decorating skills.  In this class, students will bake their own 6" layer cake from start to finish. This will include making butter cream filling and practicing simple piping basics to give your cake a personal flair.  Go home with a professional looking cake you created!  If you have your own piping kit, bring it, otherwise tips will be provided.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
In Part 1: Communicating with Horses, you will learn about safety when working with horses, while exploring your own leadership skills. Experience the language of horses, horse perspective and herd dynamics.


Saturday, June 1, 2019, HORSETALK
Saturday, July 13, 2019, HORSETALK
In Part 2: Caring for Horses, you will learn what it takes to care for a horse including all aspects of health, housing, psychological well-being, grooming, handling, equipment and resources.


Saturday, June 8, 2019, HORSETALK
Saturday, July 20, 2019, HORSETALK
In Part 3: From Gear to Go with Horses, you will learn how to select a horse for adoption, how to work with professionals in the field, how to navigate the world of horse tack and the costs associated with horses.


Saturday, June 15, 2019, HORSETALK
Saturday, July 27, 2019, HORSETALK
Learn basic sewing techniques in this hands-on class. Topics will include tips on which stitch to use, types of needles and when to use them, adjusting tension and different types of seams for various applications. Students will have the opportunity to complete one pillow case in this four-hour class.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
You don't have to be German to love Bratwurst. Learn to make fresh Bratwurst from start to finish. Explore different sausages and curing techniques and then jump in to make your own, just in time for summer grilling season.


Saturday, August 3, 2019, CUL 117
Learn what you need to know before it's too late to make the most of your Social Security! Most Americans pay into Social Security for the majority of their lives.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore how foods like wheat and soy can interfere with thyroid function, while iodine and certain herbs can help. Fill out a thyroid questionnaire and learn to take your basal body temperature, an indicator of thyroid function.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, August 20, 2019, CHLAB 301
This fun, interactive and hands-on class will introduce students to the fundamentals of bartending. Topics discussed in this class will include the process of distilling, the brief history & characteristics that differentiate each distilled spirit, and much more! Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


June 1-2, 2019, CUL 120
Continue to grow your MI skills and practice through conversations and activities. This course is for professionals practicing MI with clients on a regular basis.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a continual learning process. Professionals with previous MI training or practice will continue developing skills in their role supporting individuals to make and sustain behavior changes.


Friday, November 15, 2019, BEC 0154
This introduction covers the spirit, core skills and processes of MI, as well as the most current research of MI use and effective practice.


Friday, August 2, 2019, BEC 0154
Friday, October 11, 2019, BEC 0154
Make your transition from peer to supervisor successful! Being promoted to a role supervising your former peers is one of the most difficult transitions to make in your career.


Thursday, June 6, 2019, BEC 0154
Are you worried about it being too hot to turn on your stove or oven this summer? Learn healthy, no-cook recipes that are ready to go without ever having to light a flame. With a handful of simple ingredients and an imagination, no-cook meals in the summer become a cinch.


Sunday, July 21, 2019, CUL 117
Starting in our 50's, our nutrient needs increase and become closer to those of the average athlete! This is because our major systems tend to weaken as we age. This class will examine the foods, dietary habits and supplements that can help us be healthier as we age.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019, CHLAB 301
This is the annual Oregon Association of Community & Continuing Education Spring Forum which is an in-service training for Continuing Education professionals throughout Oregon.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
You can obtain the Oregon Alcohol Service Permit quickly by taking this interactive course that will give you the knowledge to serve alcohol responsibly. This course includes a workbook that is yours to keep and use as a workplace reference guide. Permits are valid in the state of Oregon for five years. Students must be 18 years of age or older.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
You and your pet can bring unconditional love and proven psychological and medical benefits. Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program is a great way to volunteer with your pet for visiting animal programs.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Dive into the world of digital photography. Learn how to capture a beautiful image and use simple photo editing techniques to create a final product. Course includes an overview of basic camera controls as well as post-processing techniques. No experience required. Bring your camera and user's manual.


Saturday, June 29, 2019, RTEC 124
Nothing goes together quite like pizza and beer. The delicious combination of a cheesy, doughy pizza slice and a refreshing cold beer makes for a great casual meal. Students will spend the morning with Chef Candy creating the perfect pies to bake in an outside wood-fired oven. Enjoy your pizza with a sample of beers from Geist Beerworks of Redmond. Must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Saturday, August 17, 2019, CUL 117
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language, and poetry can help! Perfect the well-crafted line, sharpen your imagery, and get the emotional impact you're after with prompts, exercises, and techniques borrowed from poetry to up your writing game, whatever your genre. 


Saturday, August 10, 2019, HCC 0190
Express yourself in the poem that only you can write. In this poetry workshop, we'll apply craft elements to our own lyric imaginations and everyday experience to get to the heart of the matter in poetry that reflects your unique voice.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Project management is becoming a vital part of many professions. Gain an overview of how to navigate all phases of project management, including how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control, and close out projects applying industry accepted project management best practices.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover how to restore bone health with or without medication. Find out how bone-rebuilding medications work and the potential side effects so you can make an informed decision.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Have you checked in to Heartburn Hotel? It may be time to re-evaluate your travel plans! Learn why medications can be essential for treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in the short-term yet damaging to your digestion over time.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
The Spanish Health Care Interpreter training prepares bilingual individuals to serve as Health Care Interpreters in medical settings and meets the Oregon Health Care interpreter law standards for entry-level training and education.


Thursday, June 6, 2019, BEC 0154
Tuesday, July 16, 2019, BEC 0154
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, BEC 0154
íMmm, Delicioso! Explore Spanish tapas and wine with professionally trained chef instructor, Candy Argondizza and wine educator, Sarah Wolcott. Students will create four different tapas recipes in this hands-on class while learning about wine history, regions, producers and flavor profiles as it relates to the various recipes.


Saturday, June 1, 2019, CUL 117
Are you tired of serving up the same rotation of meals? Are you curious about the use of herbs and spices you see at the grocery store but have no idea how to use? Then this class is for you! Prepare and eat a vibrant array of vegetarian Indian dishes that are comforting and warming.


Saturday, June 8, 2019, CUL 117
You don't have to give up soups during the summer. Cool off with classic chilled soup recipes such as Gazpacho and Vichyssoise. Pair them with a delicious Blue Cheese and Apple Walnut Salad or Wilted Spinach Salad with Orange Vinaigrette and you have a perfect summer meal. Bring an apron, sharp knife and take-home containers.


Saturday, July 13, 2019, CUL 117
For the ultimate summer BBQ, make these elegant but easy appetizers to impress your guests. Learn to create five fantastic appetizers including Fusion Wontons, Salmon Lox Crostini, Bacon-Wrapped Bleu Cheese Dates, Sausage Jalepeno Poppers, and Bruschetta Antipasta. As a bonus, students will create a Southwest Roasted Garlic plate that is sure to make you the best BBQ host in the neighborhood.


Saturday, July 27, 2019, CUL 117
Learn quick and easy summer sauces to heighten the taste of your summer dishes. Recipes will include fresh pesto sauce and bread, peanut sauce with spring rolls, chimichurri with steak skewers, and tapenade to pair with crostini. Bring an apron, sharp knife and take-home containers.


Saturday, July 20, 2019, PRI 127
Summer cooking doesn't need to be bland or difficult. Explore different vegetable recipes using four traditional curries (red, yellow, green, and orange). Each recipe is easily adaptable to mix and match with protein for an easy and delicious summer dinner. Bring an apron, sharp knife and take-home containers.


Saturday, August 24, 2019, PRI 127
Start your day with vegetables! Summer season offers an array of vegetables with abundant colors and flavors. In this class, learn how to shop the Farmer's Markets and incorporate a variety of locally grown produce into tasty, easy and satisfying breakfast meals. Explore a host of benefits that vegetables contribute to our health while Diane demonstrates making the following recipes: Cauliflower Cake, Sausage Egg Muffins, and Asparagus, Mushroom & Potato Hash.


Saturday, August 3, 2019, CUL 118
Learn the details of the new Tax Law and how it may affect your personal tax situation. Discussion will include the new tax brackets, standard deductions, state and local tax deduction limitations, business tax credit, child tax credit, AMT, and ACA changes.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Medicare is a critical source of health insurance for 44 million Americans. You need in-depth information on the often confusing process of the Medicare system to make informed choices with your own, or a loved one's, health insurance.


Thursday, May 23, 2019, RTEC 209
Thursday, June 13, 2019, CHLAB 301
Wednesday, July 10, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, July 23, 2019, RTEC 209
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, RTEC 209
Thursday, August 8, 2019, CHLAB 301
This class is for anyone who is challenged with losing weight or who may be doing "all the right things" and still not losing weight. Learn 10 root causes of weight gain, eight of which are not related to eating too many calories.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes.


Saturday, August 3, 2019, BEC 0152
This class builds on skills learned in the Watercolor Simplified class. Use salt, plastic wrap, spray bottles, and masking fluid to create texture and depth.


Saturday, August 24, 2019, BEC 0152
Spend your date night welding! Welding may not be a traditional date night but it does create a sense of togetherness. Students will work together on a project after being introduced to MIG (metal inert gas) welding. Students will fabricate their own special project by producing basic welds.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this one-day workshop. Projects may include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, and several types of rings.


Saturday, June 8, 2019, BEC 0152